Former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Derek Trucks joined a handful of country artists Wednesday night to pay tribute to the late Gregg Allman with a performance of “Midnight Rambler” at the CMT Awards in Nashville.
The performance began with Darius Rucker, Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley singing a three-part a capella harmony on the song’s first verse and chorus. The trio was joined by a full band for the rest of the song, led by Trucks on slide guitar
Allman, the founder, lead singer and keyboardist for the Allman Brothers Band, died from complications of liver cancer on May 27 at the age of 69. To pay tribute, we compiled some clips of his best live performances, as well as this stunning concert by the Allman Brothers Band from Sept. 23 1970, the day their second album, Idlewild South, came out. Watch that here.